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News and views from around the road safety world, with contributions from partners, researchers and campaigners as well as Brake staff and volunteers. All views expressed are those of the contributor and do not necessarily represent those of Brake or its employees.

Why I'm taking the Brake Pledge for Road Safety Week

Why I'm taking the Brake Pledge for Road Safety Week

November will again play host to Road Safety Week, the UK's flagship road safety event.This Road Safety Week will have focus on the six aspects of the Brake Pledge. Brake's Communications and campaigns advisor Alice Bailey looks forward to the event and explains why Road Safety Week is focusing on that pledge.

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New UK Driving Tests Will Make Road Safer

New UK Driving Tests Will Make Road Safer

It's often said that the current UK driving test doesn't really prepare learner drivers for the roads, rather it only prepares them to pass the test. However, things are about to change. Here; Andrew King, the Chief Executive of Sell Your Jamjar - the UK’s first online car buying service - describes how the changes to the UK driving test which are coming in will make Britain's roads safer.

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Cycling for road safety in support of Brake

Cycling for road safety in support of Brake

Dr Will Murray, a trustee of Brake, the road safety charity, cycled from London to Paris to raise money to support the work Brake do in saving lives and supporting bereaved and injured families. Here he describes his journey and looks at how cycling can benefit not only our health, but the economy. 

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What are Euro NCAP ratings? New car safety explained

What are Euro NCAP ratings? New car safety explained

When looking to lease or buy a new car, chances are you will have heard the phrase ‘Euro NCAP Rating’ in regard to how safe the vehicle is. But what is it? And how can it help ensure you and your loved ones are protected? In the latest Brake blog; Mike Best from ContractHireAndLeasing.com discusses the ins and out of the safety rating and the rigorous tests the cars go through to attain it.

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How To Improve Your Braking Distance

How To Improve Your Braking Distance

A quick reaction time makes a big difference. Aside from being an alert driver, a vehicle that is able to brake effectively can come to a complete stop in a shorter distance, helping to reduce incidents and ensure a higher level of safety. Here, mechanic Giles Kirkland explores how you can improve and maintain your vehicle's braking capabilities

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